On January 10, 2020, the EPOSM project (“Evidence-based Prevention Of Sporting-related Match-fixing”) has been launched with a kick-off meeting at Ghent University. The EPOSM project will run for two years (2020-2021) and is co-funded by the European Commission in the context of the Erasmus+ collaborative partnerships in sport program.

Panathlon International is committed to the health of our seas

On Tuesday 11th December 2019, President Pierre Zappelli together with Once Ocean's Executive Vice-President and legal representative, Dr. Riccardo Bonadeo signed a Collaboration Agreement in which Panathlon commits not only to sign but to collaborate for the dissemination of the "Charta Smeralda": an ethical code that aims to raise awareness of public opinion and all operators to address the most pressing problems of the oceans and marine and coastal ecosystems and which aims to define practical and  immediate  policy areas focused on problem solving.

The "Charta Smeralda" concerns those persons who live the sea for sport and passion, the lovers of the sea and the structures promoting and supporting activity.

Panathlon International, which is an international movement with the aim of affirming the sporting ideal and its ethical and cultural values as an instrument of formation and elevation of the person, solidarity and peace between men and peoples, could not remain indifferent to this initiative.

Thus was born the idea, promoted by the Club of Mestre and the Governor of the Venetian Area, to sign an agreement to collaborate to protect our Seas and Oceans, mothers and cradles of our Planet and our life and of those sports activities carried out within them.  

A truly important initiative focused on raising awareness of the current situation and of the risks that our marine and coastal ecosystem runs, an environment on which our survival depends. Rapallo, seat of Panathlon International, but also many other cities and harbour around the world, have already had the demonstration of the violence and enormous damages that ecosystem imbalances can cause.

And we're just getting started. 




Venerdì 29 novembre, presso l’Hotel Savoia Excelsior Palace di Trieste alle ore 9.00  hanno avuto inizio i lavori del Comitato di Presidenza

Work in progress


Freitag, 18 Oktober 2019 10:32

CSIT World Amateur Sport Forum 

Friday 18th October International President Pierre Zappelli  and General Secretary Simona Callo participated in the "Sport Impacts All" Forum organized by CSIT in Rome, with which Panathlon International has a collaborative relationship.






Conclusioni del XIII Congresso Panamericano

Buenos Aires 3-5 Ottobre 2019

Il ruolo del Panathlon nel nuovo millennio è stato il tema al centro del XIII Congresso Panamericano tenutosi a Buenos Aires dal 3 al 5 ottobre.

Alla presenza delle più alte autorità panathletiche e di diverse delegazioni italiane ed europee, si è discusso sull’importanza che riveste il ruolo del Panathlon nel sostenere lo sviluppo dello sport attraverso la promozione di valori culturali e morali.


Clicca qui per leggere le Conclusioni del Congresso in lingua originale 



Panathlons Beitrag zu den World Fair Play Awards

Viel Panathlon bewegte sich den Tag, als die World Fair Play Awards im Ratssaal des Rathauses in Pest verliehen wurden.

Die madjarische Hauptstadt empfing die Gäste des Comité International pour le Fair Play (CIFP) mit einem an bedeutenden Momenten reichen Programm.

Der Morgen war einer Konferenz im Hörsaal der Fakultät für Körpererziehung gewidmet, die das European Fair Play Movement (EFPM) ausrichtete um seinen 25. Gründungstag zu feiern. Äusserst interessant der Vortrag von Zsigmond Nagy, der die vom Zusammenhang zwischen Fair Play, Moral und Sportgesetzgebung erzeugten Aussichten veranschaulichte.

Bei der Verleihungsfeier der Preise – siehe die aufgeführte komplette Liste – zählten viele von Panathlon International, der ja Mitglied des CIFP ist, empfohlene Namen zu den Ausgezeichneten.

Fabio Caramel erhielt den Pierre de Coubertin Preis für die Geste aus den Händen des Präsidenten Jeno Kamuti.Der Vorschlag stammte vom Panathlon Club Venedig.

David Smetanine, Preis für die Karriere, war abwesend, weil er paralympische Wettkämpfe austrug. An seiner Stelle nahm die Vizepräsidentin des Clubs Grenoble Marie Claire Nepi, die ihn auch ernannt hatte, den Preis entgegen.

Der französische Club erhielt ebenfalls die Anerkennung für seine Ernennung von Geo Perli, dem die Ehrenurkunde für die Karriere im Fair Play Geiste zuteil wurde.

Eine Ehrenurkunde für die Karriere erhielt ebenso Roberto Camelia auf Vorschlag der 9. Zone – Sizilien. Er erschien in Begleitung sizilianischer Panathleten, die ihn begeistert feierten.

Federico Bollati und Rodolfo Carrera, beide Kandidaten des Clubs Pavia, erhielten je eine Ehrenurkunde für die Geste aus den Händen des Vizepräsidenten des CIFP Maurizio Monego.

Für die Förderung erhielt der CEO der Volleyball Oberliga Massimo Righi den der Club Bononia präsentiert hatte, eine Ehrenurkunde.

Die Freude über Panathlons Beute spiegelte sich in den blauen Augen der Generalsekretärin von P.I. Simona Callo, die in Vertretung des Präsidenten Pierre Zappelli anwesend war.

Es war ein schönes Fest, und das Treffen so vieler Champions, die mit ihren Werten die Menschlichkeit im Sport bezeugen, hat die Gefühle jedes guten Sportlers erquickt.








Mourning in the world of Panathlon International and fencing: Mario Mangiarotti has died at the age of 98 years after a long illness, passing on the fencing baton to to Carola, Edo s’ daughter.

World Medal (silver in Stockholm 1951), son of Olympic fencing champion Giuseppe Mangiarotti and brother of fencers Dario and Edoardo Mangiarotti. A native of Renate, he began his medical career as a cardiologist.

He had been President of the Panathlon Club Bergamo and Governor of what was then “District 2” (currently Area 02 Lombardia) of the Panathlon International and President of the provincial CONI of Bergamo for 25 years.


Mario l'ultimo della dinastia dei Mangiarotti


The Club of Maldonado y Punta del Este visiting the General Secretariat of Panathlon International

Tuesday, May 21 a delegation of the Club of Maldonado y Punta del Este (U) visited the headquarters of Panathlon International in Rapallo, on the occasion of a trip carried out in Italy.

Carlos de Léon, President of the Club, together with the Treasurer Coussan Leonel and their dear ladies were welcomed at Villa Queirolo by the staff of the General Secretariat, the Secretary General and the Italian District President

Giorgio Costa who, having heard about the visit, greeted with enthusiasm the Uruguayan friends.  

A good opportunity to get to know each other better, to exchange experiences and consolidate the Panathletic friendship. 






Mittwoch, 15 Mai 2019 13:17

ASPIRE Final Conference

The ASPIRE Final Conference -  14th June 2019, Frankfurt, Germany


Evidence-base and Research

Capacity Building


Collaboration and Sustainability

The ASPIRE Project

ASPIRE - Activity, Sport and Play for the Inclusion of Refugees in Europe - is an international social responsibility project with 13 partners from 11 European countries, coordinated by ENGSO-The European Sports NGO and supported by the European Commission and the  European Lotteries.

Running from January 2017 to June 2019, ASPIRE focuses on establishing how sports clubs can best support the inclusion of migrants and refugees, building on the wide popularity of sports and other forms of physical activity.

The ASPIRE Final Conference

The one-day event within the framework of the ENGSO General Assembly features the closing accord of the ASPIRE Project, bringing together different stakeholders and decision-makers to raise awareness on the added value of sport in promoting the social inclusion of refugees. The Final Conference aims at sharing project

results and conclusions as well as strengthening partnership network on sport for refugees.

PI Delegate Mr. Patrick Van Campenhout of the Panathlon Club Bruxelles will attend the event.




The three-day working sessions and events that took place at the LIUC University of Castellanza as from April 4 to 6 2019, were completed.

Following the opening conference meeting dealing with , “Women’s sports” organized by Panathlon International Club La Malpensa, focused on the 2018-2019 Merit Awards assigned to student-athlete Silvia Pollicini, professional cyclist and student of the University of Castellanza,  thus followed by Panthlon International’s Committee of District Presidents,  Panathlon International’s, Extraordinary Elective CAB Assembly  alongside Panathlon International’s District Italy Ordinary General Assembly and the Assembly of Area 2 – Lombardy.

The District Presidents Assembly meeting, has benefited from the participation of all the representatives of the various countries where Panathlon International is present: for the Americas: Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru/Bolivia, Uruguay/Paraguay, for Europe: Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland/FL , justified absent representatives: Belgium. Ecuador and the Supranational body. After the presentation of Panathlon International’s activities, illustrated by International President and the General Secretary, were subsequently followed by the reports made by the various Presidents on the activities that are being carried out at district level. After the exchanges of views and constructive confrontations a final edition of the document was drafted, which will be submitted in the upcoming International Board Meeting. Among the various issues taken into consideration, particular focus was given to the integration of young people in the movement  and on the importance of confirming Panathlon as the world’s reserve of ethics, in the hope to carry out a strategic five-year development plan, already presented by the Peru District, on the improvement of relations among some Districts and  the National Olympic Committees.

On April 6th, 2019, in the Auditorium of the LIUC University the Panathlon International’s Extraordinary General Meeting was held, chaired by International President, Mr. Pierre Zappelli, the following members were appointed: Vice-President, Mr. Enrico Salomi, President of La Malpensa Club and Secretary, Mr. Lilvio Ungaro, President of the Trieste Muggia Club.


132 Clubs attended (physically present and by proxy) The Assembly was open with the speech given by University Chancellor, Professor Federico Visconti illustrating the activities carried out by the University. After the presentation of some candidates and brief comments, voting took place with the following outcome:

- Mr. Franco Fähndrich – Panthlon Club Lucerne (Switzerland) - 105 Votes

- Mr. Riccardo Galassi – Panathlon Club Ancona (Italy) – 77 Votes

- Mr. Goliardo Canonico – Panathlon Club Perugia (Italy) – 75 Votes

- Mr. Giovanni Brichetto – Panathlon Club Genova (Italy) – 48 Votes

- Mr. Pasquale De Palma – Panathlon Club Molfetta (Italy) – 43 Votes

- Mr. Riccardo Puzzo – Panathlon Club Siracusa (Italy) – 30 Votes

- Mr. Norberto M. Romano Alonzo – Panathlon Club Montevideo (U) – Votes 29 

Thus elected are: effective members: Mr. Franco Fähndrich, Mr. Riccardo Galassi, Mr. Goliardo Canonico and substitute members, Mr. Giovanni Brichetto and Mr. Pasquale De Palma.

We wish to thank all the candidates for their contribution

Thanks are also due to the Verifying Credentials Committee and effective members: Mr. Enrico Stochetti, President Panathlon Club Varese, Mr. Andrea Da Roit, President Panathlon Club Florence and Ms. Eugenia Maccorsini member of the La Malpensa Club that with their high-standing commitment and cooperation have essentially assisted the carrying out of accreditations.

To follow the District Italy General Assembly took place which established the approval of all the proposals unanimously.

In addition to what aforementioned Panathlon Club La Malpensa organized an evocative and inspiring mediaeval dinner with jugglers and dancers held at the Manor of San Magno in Legnano. A heartfelt thanks goes to all the members of the Club La Malpensa, its President, Mr. Enrico Salomi and to Mr. Sergio Allegrini who personally invested his time for the successful outcome of the events.  



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